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Deloitte Reviews

Updated 29 August, 2014
Updated 29 August, 2014
6,487 Reviews

3.6
6,487 Reviews
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Review Highlights

Pros
  • There are options for partial telecommuting which contributes to work/life balance (in 425 reviews)

  • Great place to start your career as a recent graduate who is looking for experience (in 146 reviews)


Cons
  • As per me not a long term career option for people who give imp to work life balance (in 1093 reviews)

  • Literally no work life balance(Or No life only work) as a Center associate (in 221 reviews)

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Employee Reviews

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  1.  

    Good growth opportunities

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Senior ConsultaWe  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Senior ConsultaWe in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    People are stellar...flexible work environment...great growth opportunities

    Cons

    Company politics...competitive workplace...pay could be better

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  2.  

    Excellent place to work

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Great projects with a wealth of great opportunities and benefits. Management is quite flexible and accomodating to personal life style.s

    Cons

    Sometime work-life balance can get effected , especially during a long implementation. Sales efforts along with practice support is required to succeed.

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  3.  

    Great experience for your resume, poor employee culture.

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Manager  in  Calgary, AB
    Former Employee - Senior Manager in Calgary, AB

    I worked at Deloitte full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    You will have an opportunity to work with really smart people. I has feat flexibility in my schedule.

    Cons

    Deloitte, despite lip service to the contrary, continues to tolerate deplorable behaviour from the partnership. I witnessed some of the most unprofessional, despicable behaviour by the leadership partners in Calgary.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    All employees shall be treated with respect. You must increase your compensation for your support staff.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
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  5.  

    Incredible growth opportunities across many dimensions but hampered by a inward looking culture

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    • Senior Management
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    Current Employee - Anonymous  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Anonymous in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for more than 8 years

    Pros

    Been in the firm for awhile now and it offers a great environment to grow in any dimension you are passionate about as long as you drive your career yourself and avoid doing just what comes. A sales driven culture that demands top notch execution, if you are not passionate about selling or fail at execution you are dead in the water here. The leadership team is great at driving the business forward and has continued to do a great job driving the firm forward.

    Cons

    It's a very exclusive culture where if your not one of them, your pretty much going to reach a ceiling quick. The firm does a great job running a sales and execution business but does a horrible job at everything else. Luckily, the partners and the engine they built are so good that the business continues to thrive just by closing big deals and executing on them successfully. They are trying hard to innovate and nurture a different culture they sense is coming but ultimately they don't get it. All innovation is top down driven, needs to look and feel the same as what the partnership has been comfortable doing for the last 10-20 years which filters out 80% of what innovation is about. The culture is still all network based (who you know and help is your currency) and if you look, speak and think differently you will stand out as an outcast despite how successful you may be. It's a partnership model that wants to build more of the same partners not more of something different and potentially better.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    If you really want to grow and be innovative, you need to figure out how to support and encourage diversity in thinking and acting. Great things happen because of diversity, the key is alignment so you can foster greater autonomy.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  6.  

    Senior Accountant in Audit

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    • Career Opportunities
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant  in  Toronto, ON
    Former Employee - Senior Accountant in Toronto, ON

    I worked at Deloitte full-time for more than 3 years

    Pros

    - Flexibility in managing your time
    - Taking ownership of work
    - Having staff working under you

    Cons

    - Training is on the job, expected to answer your own questions first before asking Managers/Senior Managers
    - Not appreciated for the work done
    - Useless work to complete to meet compliance that doesn't add value

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    - Say thank you for the work done
    - Support your staff more and reward them for hard work done

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  7.  

    Good Training Ground

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Deloitte full-time

    Pros

    Provides a good training ground for new graduates.
    The skills and discipline obtained from working here are valued by organizations outside of Deloitte.

    Cons

    One needs to have organically-grown within the company. It's easier for an entry-level to work his way upward than for someone coming in as a Senior Associate/Manager/Senior Manager since the former would have been more familiar and adapted to the culture.

    Doesn't Recommend
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  8.  

    First formal job

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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Recruitment Coordinator  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Recruitment Coordinator in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Deloitte as a contractor for less than a year

    Pros

    - very supportive culture where managers and associates always do their best to help
    - very inclusive environment where colleagues always provide their feedback, updates and get you involved
    - great place to learn as a new grad

    Cons

    - people are too spread across different offices so it becomes difficult to network within the firm
    - low pay

    Recommends
    Approves of CEO
  9.  

    Great culture, engaged leadership and plenty of cool projects - ideal place to develop core skills & build your career

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Manager  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Manager in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for more than 5 years

    Pros

    Lots of flexibility in project / team / location - this has allowed me to travel extensively early when I could and wanted to, and stay local now when I have a family
    Investing in / acquiring market-leading capabilities (innovation, analytics, digital) to stay ahead of the market
    Has recently put greater emphasis on merit-based (as opposed to tenure-based) promotions and incentives - a lot more folks are being considered for mid-year milestones, and annual incentives have moved to a variable scale as opposed to fixed numbers based on ratings

    Cons

    Continues to lag the market in competitive pay, especially in Consulting

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Need to significantly increase focus on top talent retention in a proactive and effective way (as opposed to negotiating once someone has another offer in hand)

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO
  10.  

    Work hard, play hard with incredibly smart and motivated people

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    • Senior Management
    • Culture & Values
    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consultant  in  Toronto, ON
    Current Employee - Consultant in Toronto, ON

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    The team is fantastic and the real reason I stay with the firm. I learn every day from friendly colleagues and get assigned to roles that stretch my skills.

    Cons

    8 hours is a short day, 10-12 is typical.
    Salaries are competitive with other consulting firms, but overall the pay is much lower than what you can make in industry.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Improve compensation!

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    No opinion of CEO
  11. 1 person found this helpful  

    Ripe with opportunity

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    • Senior Management
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    • Career Opportunities
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Manager  in  Montreal, QC
    Current Employee - Consulting Senior Manager in Montreal, QC

    I have been working at Deloitte full-time for more than 10 years

    Pros

    Deloitte is a great place to work, filled with challenging opportunities, interesting work, and dedicated colleagues. The rotation of clients, projects, and teams makes things exciting and filled with learning.

    Cons

    It can be exhausting to maintain this pace over the long term. Opportunities for advancement to partnership/director are dictated by personal performance and market conditions, and sometimes the market conditions are not there. Keep focused on learning and advancement, and know when to pull the plug.

    Advice to ManagementAdvice

    Be cautious of your overzealous admiration of direct admit partners/directors. External hires are not often more successful than internal candidates, especially when looked through a long-term lens. By dismissing internal candidates, you run the risk of demotivating potential stars.

    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

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